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S. Starling Marshall

Phone: +1 212.895.4263
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

S. Starling Marshall is a partner in the Tax and Litigation groups in the firm’s New York office.  Starling focuses her practice on litigation, complex IRS audits, and administrative appeals. She also regularly advises clients on privilege and protecting proprietary information in a wide array of contexts.

Starling has been recognized by the Legal 500 US for her contributions in the field of Tax - US Taxes - Contentious (2017). 

Previously, she was with an international law firm. Prior to entering private practice, Starling served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division, Court of Federal Claims Section. There, she was responsible for all aspects of litigation, from motions to discovery to trial on a variety of issues involving tax shelters, complex refund suits, 1603 grant cases and TEFRA proceedings. She served on the Tax Division’s employment tax enforcement task force. She tried several cases as lead trial counsel, and litigated matters of first impression, including a case to determine the effect of a TEFRA judgment on penalties against partners, a case regarding the proper treatment of earn-out rights, and a case about the treatment of nuclear decommissioning liabilities. For her service, the U.S. Department of Justice awarded her the Outstanding Attorney Award (2015) and the Special Commendation for Outstanding Contribution (2013).

From 2008 – 2009, Starling served as a law clerk to the Honorable Victor Marrero of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Her pro bono work includes serving as lead counsel with the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, and ACLU-Utah, in a Bivens action against U.S. Marshals who raided a family’s home on two successive days.


  • Emory University, B.A. (2002)
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (2005) cum laude


Admitted to practice: New York; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • J. Edgar Murdock Inn of Court (2013-present)
  • Dave Nee Foundation, President of the Board of Directors (2013-present)
  • Fordham Law Alumni Association of Washington, President of the Board of Directors (2012-2016)
  • Federal Bar Association - New York Chapter (2016-present), Taxation Steering Committee (2012-present)
  • American University's Washington College of Law, Adjunct Professor (2012-2016)

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"NOL Carryback Waiver Guidance for Consolidated Groups," Tax Alert (August 4, 2020). Contacts: David B. Blair, Charles C. Hwang, S. Starling Marshall, Eric Homsi
Client Alert / Newsletter
Federal Tax Policy To Watch In The 2nd Half Of 2020 Law360 (July 13, 2020)
Media Mentions
"Top Questions Answered by New Section 162(f) Regulations," Tax Alert (May 13, 2020). Contacts: David B. Blair, S. Starling Marshall, Teresa Abney
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Continuing Uncertainty Around Loan Forgiveness in the Paycheck Protection Program," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 12, 2020). Contacts: Mana Elihu Lombardo, S. Starling Marshall, Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Paul J. Pollock, Olivia Lynch
Client Alert / Newsletter
"IRS Issues Guidance on the Employee Retention Credit: Who Can Claim It and How Much?," Tax Alert (May 1, 2020). Contact: S. Starling Marshall
Client Alert / Newsletter
"IRS Provides Relief to Taxpayers and IRS for Deadlines, "Time Sensitive" Actions," Tax Alert (April 17, 2020). Contacts: S. Starling Marshall, Teresa Abney, John Arszulowicz
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Tax Relief is Here: How to Take Advantage and is There More to Come?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 3, 2020). Presenters: David B. Blair, S. Starling Marshall, Teresa Abney, and Eric Homsi.
"What’s Next for Your Employees: Congress Responds with New Rules for Employment and Benefit Programs," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 2, 2020). Presenters: Thomas P. Gies, David McFarlane, S. Starling Marshall, and Christine B. Hawes.
"Top 5 Tax Benefits to Battle COVID-19 Impacts," Tax Alert (April 2, 2020). Contacts: David B. Blair, S. Starling Marshall, Teresa Abney, Eric Homsi
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Mnuchin Encourages Businesses to Take Advantage of Payroll Retention Credit, and IRS Paves the Way with New Guidance and Form," Tax Alert (April 1, 2020). Contact: S. Starling Marshall
Client Alert / Newsletter

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